- After years of planning, the MTSU science building construction received approval with a price tag of 147-million dollars.
- Wal-Mart announced plans to expand. A new location on South Church Street was approved and a public hearing for one on Memorial by the airport is planned for early 2013.
- MTSU announced plans to move from the Sun Belt Conference to Conference USA in all sports, as early as next year.
- Nissan expanded production at the Smyrna facility and constructed a battery plant as they plan for production of the new Leaf electric car.
- Construction began on Amazon here in Murfreesboro continued for much of 2012. The site, along with a fulfillment center in Lebanon, will bring over one-thousand new jobs to the mid-state.
- Harry Gill, Junior, stepped down as Director of Rutherford County Schools at the end of the last school year. He was replaced by Don Odom, a longtime assistant under Gill.
- Dr. Clark Harrell was named the first principal of Stewarts Creek High School, which will open in August. He will begin work in that position this week.
- The T-Double-S-Double-A Board of Control meeting in Hermitage on Monday proved beneficial to the Rutherford County economy. The board voted in favor of a four-year contract extension proposed by the Rutherford County Chamber to hold Spring Fling through 2017 and the Division One girls and boys basketball championships through 2016-2017.
- The city of Murfreesboro spent 2012 celebrating its bicentennial birthday. Special events were held all year long in conjunction with the celebration.
- Drought conditions and extremely hot weather this past summer prompted local leaders to issue burn bans and Murfreesboro outlawed fireworks during the Fourth of July because of the conditions.
- The Murfreesboro City Council discussed for months a proposed expansion of the municipal airport. Opposition to the length of the runway led to the eventual shortening of the expansion and passage by the council.
- Murfreesboro icon City Cafe was closed back in May for a short time after federal tax liens were filed against owner Scott Perkins. The 112-year old business re-opened with new owners Rusty and Cindy Perkins.
- Murfreesboro's Colton Dixon quickly rose to fame on last year's American Idol programs. After finishing seventh on the program, his popularity skyrocketed. He will release his debut album A Messenger with Sparrow Records late January.
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